Fans of Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould's Breaking Bad prequel/sequel/parallel series Better Call Saul have been waiting patiently to find out when Bob Odenkirk's Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman would be hanging out his shingle for a fifth season – and now they know to save Monday, February 23, and Monday, February 24, for the show's two-night premiere return.
The faithful found themselves on the good news / bad vibe coming out of the Television Critics Association (TCA) winter press event, with Better Call Saul renewed for a 13-episode sixth-but-final season. Also at TCA, it was confirmed that Dean Norris and Steven Quezada would reprise their roles as DEA agents Hank Schrader and Steven Gomez. In addition, the late Robert Forster's Ed Galbraith aka The Extractor will make an appearance via footage shot during production of El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.
Last week, we were treated to our first look at Hank's return -and a whole lot more – in the official trailer for Better Call Saul season 5 – as Jimmy's world begins to take on some very obviousand understandable Breaking Bad vibes. While we have the trailer waiting for you below, make sure to check out the season overview as well as the network's synopsis for the first to episodes – and don't forget the new preview images shared throughout…
In season five of the critically acclaimed drama, Better Call Saul, Jimmy McGill's decision to practice law as "Saul Goodman" creates unexpected and profound waves of change throughout Albuquerque's legal and illegal circles. Kim Wexler finds herself at a crossroads as her connection with Jimmy deepens. Wracked with guilt and regret, Mike Ehrmantraut hits rock bottom. Meanwhile, Nacho Varga tries to survive as Gus Fring's covert war on the cartel becomes a life-and-death chess match with the mercurial and relentless Lalo Salamanca
"Better Call Saul" season 5, episode 1 "Magic Man": Now doing business as "Saul Goodman," Jimmy unveils an unorthodox strategy for client development that tests Kim's tolerance of his new legal persona. Lalo searches for the mysterious "Michael," only to discover a problem within his own operation. Written by Peter Gould and directed by Bronwen Hughes.
"Better Call Saul" season 5, episode 2 "50% Off": Jimmy's promotional stunt has unintended consequences. Nacho takes extreme measures to earn Lalo's trust. "Saul" is a success at the courthouse, but still has yet to win Kim over. Simmering with rage and self-loathing, Mike loses his temper. Written by Alison Tatlock and directed by Norberto Barba.